For The Third Time, LeBron James Is AP’s Male Athlete Of The Year

The King stands alone.

When you make it to the NBA Finals eight years in a row, open a school for at-risk children, and stand up in the face of injustice, it’s no surprise that you might get an award for those accomplishments.

LeBron James is The Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year for the third time. James beat out Boston Red Sox star Mookie Betts by 39 points in votes.

In addition to being on everyone’s short list as one of the league’s all-time greatest players, LeBron is among the hardest working players and is a thoughtful and impactful leader,” says NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.

James is now the third man to win the award at least three times. He joins the ranks with Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, and Lance Armstrong—who eventually was stripped of all his titles.

It’s been a busy year for LeBron James. Despite the increasing amount of fame and money, he’s always used it for good. Congratulations on this award.

Tabie is your friendly neighborhood transplant, currently attempting to live out the big New York dream. During my free time, I like to write stories and short essays. I also use this expensive thing I bought called a camera. I capture moments and the beautiful people I encounter. I live by the motto "collaboration over competition" because why waste energy bringing someone down when we can rise together. Manhattanville College Alum.